"My Brother's Monster" was my final major project for my BA degree in Visual Communication (Illustration) at the University of Wolverhampton. The self-authored children's picture book aims to approach the topic of mental health and illness in a way that younger children can understand. The story follows a little girl, her older brother, and his 'monster'; a physical manifestation of his depression. I wanted to explore the most common symptoms of depression and the impact they have on day-to-day life and relationships in a family dynamic. Within this, I wanted to explore how a younger sibling could be impacted by this shift in relationship. The story ends on a more lighthearted note, with the siblings' relationship beginning to repair with a visit to the park.

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